About OLLI at UVa

OLLI at UVa is recognized as a University-affiliated organization by the Board of Visitors of the University of Virginia.  In 2007 OLLI at UVa became one of now 123 institutes in a growing, national, lifelong-learning network for seasoned adults that is supported by the Bernard Osher Foundation founded in 1977 and headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Mission Statement:

Aware that an active mind is as necessary to a full life as are social relationships and physical exercise, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Virginia offers educational opportunities and intellectual enrichment to active adults in the community. The Institute is member-directed and draws upon its members’ resources, as well as other academic and community resources, to organize courses and other educational activities. In this stimulating environment, members may acquire new knowledge, explore ideas, exercise creativity, and share interests and expertise with others.

Tailored to seniors’ lifestyles, OLLI classes:

  • are held in the daytime or during daylight hours
  • are located in places with convenient parking
  • will typically meet once a week for 1-1/2  hours
  • will typically last three to six weeks
  • are designed to fit the typical senior’s schedule

Membership in OLLI at the University of Virginia

We welcome all who are interested to join OLLI at UVa. There are no prerequisites, educational or otherwise, for membership—only a desire to continue learning and growing! Join here.